PFF = the Mars Needs Moms of Disneyland (my apologies to those who worked so hard at lending their talents to this movie)
Is that better?
Nothing against you personally, it just seems like John Carter is a movie that has recieved far more abuse than it deserves. At this point it just feels kind of nasty to beat up on a movie that really sincerely tried to do something worthwhile.
If the wait times when they were in the theatre and along the small world mall are an indicator, this is gonna get quite busy. I do find it interesting though, that they've changed the name from Princess Fantasy Faire to Fantasy Faire. It gives a bit more room for other films to be added in, that aren't so girl targeted. Would love to actually see Pinocchio near Figaro.
However, unlike CarsLand, its not a huge space, and thus not really a place you need to spend more than 10 minutes in to soak in, unless you're seeing a show or the princesses. You can come in, check it out, maybe try the music box, and then move on. Plus with a double sided princess meet and greet, there should never really be any lines longer than 45 minutes max.
I think the land is successfully doing what it is supposed to. It's just not a blockbuster type of attraction... Pixie Hollow was never "out of control" when it opened, and neither are any new shows (at least those on the scale of the PFF shows) when they open. Really all it is is another meet and greet and show, and both of those features have been pretty busy.
However, if it doesn't, I wouldn't say that PFF village would certainly not be the reason. It is tucked away a bit, and for some kids - "out of sight, out of mind". I'm sure that there were a lot of people who previously saw the actual princesses out on their way to Small World or Toon Town and it drew their attention and they got in line. PFF will either draw those who are purposefully looking for the princesses or are curious to see what is over there. Fewer little girls will be saying "Oh, look! There's Sleeping Beauty! Please, please, please can I get in line to meet her??". I'm sure it is one of the reasons they made the PFF stage canopy so pink. They want little girls to beg to go over there.
PFF/FFV represents the best of what Iger & Staggs's "Disney Parks Disneyland" has to offer: more marketeering of Disney brands.
I'm willing to bet the PFF is the best part of the day for some of DL's visitors, especially the younger ones.
LOL, these boards at times.
A. It opened Tuesday! Let's give it one full week before we deem it an utter failure at least and that will need a $1 billion make over soon.
B. Its been opened on average weekdays. I'm GUESSING when the weekend comes, and the demographics the place was designed for, the little ones, will come when there is no school. I mean how many are suppose to be there on a Wednesday exactly?
C. As others said, its designed with double princesses, meaning its really 6 princesses, not 3! They obviously did that to cut down the wait times unlike the IASW mall where its just one each like normally. This was a good and very smart thing to do.
D. Another poster made it clear it wont always be the same 3 princesses. There is probably a plan to keep certain ones there most of the time, but they will clearly swap one out for another from time to time.
E. This isnt suppose to be a 'big deal'. There is no real advertising for it. I live in L.A., I havent seen so much as a billboard for it. In fact, the last time I saw a DL commerical was the day it opened and it was the same Carsland commercial they aired this summer. Did they even have a small opening event for it? Didnt sound like they did. Its just to give the princesses a more permanent home. I dont think its meant to increase attendance or anything. I think they aimed it for locals in SoCal on the internet and thats about it.
I know some people out there want this area to fall flat on its face, but the chances of it happening is pretty slim unless suddenly there was a serious drop in taking pics of the princesses between last week and this week. And its a well done area, I'm just glad they beautified and improved from what was there, which was old and severely outdated. That alone will be a plus for the millions who visits.
The Fantasyland Theater wasn't a very good place for a princess meet and greet, thematically speaking, as it wasn't built for this. With PFF, (Fantasy Faire?), we now have a beautifully constructed area dedicated to the princesses. Parents can grab a bite, enjoy a partially shaded queue line, and enjoy some live entertainment if they so choose.
Parents of little girls are going to see the princesses *anyway*, it is wonderful that Disney decided to reward this loyal fan base with a nice place for families with little kids.
Princess Anna and Elsa will soon be the new members of the Disney pantheon of princesses, and I look forward to seeing Frozen when it comes out.
I think it is a little dishonest to announce that PFF is a failure, and is very laughable given that Disneyland will *always* have a steady stream of princesses, many of whom come dressed up in their princess gear. Trust me, parents of little girls already know all about the offerings for little girls, the supposed "bright" colors of PFF don't look that bad in recent photos, and it is more for the festival atmosphere as there are signs.